Opportunity knocks for beef farmers

21 July, 2006

The National Beef Association is alerting beef farmers to opportunities made possible following the removal of the OTM rule in

November and the recent

re-opening of export markets.

NBA chairman, Duff Burrell, said a solid market for manufacturing beef and a booming trade for breeding cattle meant this summer was a good time for cost-efficient businesses to look toward the imminent re-building of Britain's beef cow herd.

"Averages of 160p deadweight for beef-bred cull cows and the expectation that beef exports from the UK could top 1,000t a week in August mean that now is the time for forward-thinking herd mana-

gers to look hard at sensible expansion, based on improved market returns and legitimate anticipation of further useful developments ahead," Burrell said.





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